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2014
For the fifth year, NJIT has been named to The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, one of the highest federal recognitions a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology and WebTeam Corporation, a New Jersey-based IT company, have signed an agreement to collaboratively design and develop a customizable learning device that will help children with autism spectrum disorder master a range of skills-building lessons contained in the device's embedded educational software. >>
Members of the NJIT community joined the ranks of the more than 15,000 volunteers who provided a warm welcome to the thousands of visitors descending upon the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area when Super Bowl XLVIII kicked off on February 2, 2014.  >>
The Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble will bring an exuberant performance to the NJIT campus for Black History Month on Feb. 19. >>
The Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble will bring an exuberant performance to the NJIT campus for the first week of Black History Month on Feb. 5. >>
NJIT President Joel S. Bloom recently participated in the New Jersey Business magazine Higher Education Roundtable.  >>
Boycotts of universities are antithetical to the fundamental values and principles of scholarship and academic freedom that form the basis of American higher education. >>
2013
An NJIT-hosted forum on the future of advanced manufacturing in the state found wide consensus among New Jersey manufacturers, state workforce training officials, and representatives from the university's Division of Continuing Professional Education on the need to improve workers' skills with closer cooperation among employers, vocational training programs, and 2- and 4-year colleges. >>
BuzzFeed.com has ranked New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) as the #1 value among colleges and universities nationally, seven spots ahead of Princeton University and 10 above MIT, as well as many other highly regarded institutions. The BuzzFeed ranking calculates college and university value by comparing annual tuition cost and the average starting salary of graduates. >>
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Employees at the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) in New York City now have the opportunity to receive on-site training in CloudTechnologies offered by the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Division at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
Deliris Diaz, a first-year student, recently received the Jean Gordon Thomas Memorial Award for outstanding promise as a woman physicist from NJIT's Department of Physics. >>
NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) held a closing ceremony yesterday for 125 students who participated in the Summer Academic Enrichment Program.  >>
Deeply concerned about major federal budget cuts to research and higher education at a time when other nations are steadily increasing investments in those areas, NJIT President Joel S. Bloom today joined 164 other university presidents and chancellors in calling on leaders in Washington to close what they call the innovation deficit.   >>
Students in an NJIT Upward Bound Multimedia Journalism class will interview Paramus Catholic Paladin cornerback Jabrill Peppers, of East Orange, and head football coach Chris Partridge on July 25, 2013 at 1:50 p.m.  Students in the journalism course have been learning about blogging, interviewing techniques, press etiquette writing fundamentals and social media in the five-week course. >>
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NJIT, under Maurie Cohen's direction, will be a co-sponsor (with Clark University and others) of the SCORAI event “The Future of Consumerism and Well-Being in a World of Ecological Constraints” from June 12-14.  >>
Rima Taher, senior university lecturer at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, taught a live webinar yesterday on “Design and Construction of Low-Rise Buildings for High Winds and Hurricanes.” >>
NJIT President Joel S. Bloom is featured in a recent NJBIZ spotlight on higher education.  Turn to page 15 to read “Finding themselves in different company.”      >>
CN Foundry and NJIT's "Master What's Next" campaign running on the PATH system received a gold award in the "Outdoor Transit/Billboard" category at the 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report.  >>
Watch NJIT President Joel S. Bloom this weekend on Caucus: NJ with Steve Adubato for a closer look at higher education in Newark.  >>
The Director of NJIT's Advanced Manufacturing Talent Network (ManufactureNJ), Meredith Aronson, was awarded “Business Person of the Year” by Essex County Vocational Technical Schools at the Essex County Vocational Technical Schools board meeting on Feb. 25.  >>
Treena Livingston Arinzeh, professor in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, was recently nominated 2013 Emerald Honoree in the category of Educational Leadership.  The 2013 Emerald Honorees are distinguished innovators making a difference in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.  >>
“No FEAR: A Whistleblower's Triumph” is the title of a lecture by the founder of the No FEAR Coalition Marsha Coleman-Adebayo set for Feb. 20, 2013 in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom.  The event is free and open to the public.  Street parking is available.  Coleman-Adebayo is the Director of the National Whistleblowers Center. >>
The NJ Alliance for Action honored NJIT with its leading higher education award for spear-heading the construction of the Warren Street Village Project, a new honors residence hall, Greek houses and additional campus dining facilities scheduled to open on the NJIT campus this coming fall.     >>
2012
The World Wide Web is changing and if you're a web architect, system administrator, content management system specialist or user interface designer, you may need to keep pace along with these changes.  NJIT's newest professional development WebMASTER TNG Certificate, starting Jan. 23, 2013, may be just the ticket.  The 8-week online class will offer the skills and knowledge to enable you to become or stay on top of your field. >>
Meet NJIT's Tim Kellers on Oct. 20 from 10:00am-12:00pm at the iPhone iPad & Android Developer Information Session.  Learn about the popular and sought out ONLINE Android Software Application Development training class.  >>
The first-ever New Jersey Manufacturing Week to be held Oct. 22-26, 2012, includes a variety of scheduled activities throughout the state for manufacturers, students, educators, policy makers and the media.  >>
NJIT students and faculty can benefit from the staff expertise, unique facilities, and equipment related to naval warfare systems and technologies available from Naval Air Systems Command, Lakehurst (NAVAIR) through a new Educational Partnership Agreement.  >>
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has reaffirmed NJIT's accreditation for the next decade.  According to the report, “NJIT is making a disproportionate impact in higher education given its means.  In particular, NJIT is providing an admirable service to first-in-family students attending college.  The students are excellent, well trained, and graduates are highly successful after leaving the university.  NJIT's success in providing a first-class education and college experience to a diverse student body is enviable.”  To see the report in its entirety, please visit: http://www.njit.edu/middlestates/evaluation.php. >>
The Division of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) will be hosting a Prior Learning Assessment Meetup on Aug. 16 from 6p.m. – 7:30p.m in Campus Center Conference Room 240. >>
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The Fifth International Summer Research Symposium was held today at NJIT to encourage more than three dozen students studying at NJIT to seek post-baccalaureate education in science, engineering and technology fields.  >>
Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president of Continuing and Distance Education at NJIT, is attending the Smithsonian Folklife Festival this week in Washington, DC.  Spak will be part of “The Commons” Participants which will be discussing “The Next 150 years: Campus of the Future” and “The Next 150 Years: Expanding Community Engagement in the Future.”  >>
It was almost 60 years ago when hot rodders raced home-built cars through Newark, but thanks to NJIT, Rutgers University, Newark and the City of Newark, the first All-American Soap Box Derby since then will be held here June 16.   >>
An NJIT College of Architecture and Design (COAD) architect who designed an “ice house,” reminiscent of an igloo, has received yet another award for his unique residence.  >>
Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president of Continuing and Distance Education, will participate on the morning panel at the 6th Annual NJ Women in Science and Technology Workforce Summit.   >>
Business reporters, editors, TV producers, bloggers and social media gurus are invited to attend an entrepreneurial “Talent Network” (P2B™) for some 300 pre-screened unemployed professionals.  >>
While pursuing a doctorate in information systems at NJIT, Elizabeth Avery Gomez, of Whippany, researched better ways to help emergency first responders—often volunteers from grassroots organizations—communicate more efficiently and effectively throughout a crisis.  >>
Dr. Crystal Smith, associate director of the Educational Opportunity Program, has been elected to the national board of the MIND (Minorities in Engineering Division) Division of ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education.)  >>
Gale Spak, associate vice president of Continuing & Distance Education, is presenting at a conference at the University of Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom on March 22.  >>
Large or small New Jersey manufacturers looking to grow their base won't want to miss NJIT's upcoming free summit on clean energy supply chains.  >>
The US Labor Department H1-B Technical Skills Training Program has awarded NJIT a $5 million grant to create a technical skills training program for the City of Newark and Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Morris and Hudson counties.  >>
NJIT's Continuing Professional Education (CPE) will offer an Information Session for their iPhone and iPad Application Development and Android Application Development online non-credit classes on March 3, 10 a.m-12 noon in the College of Architecture and Design, Weston Hall Gallery. >>
The first group of non-credit students recently completed the first module (of 3) of NJIT's new CloudMaster Training Certificate program.    >>
Basil C. Baltzis, PhD, professor of chemical, biological and pharmaceutical engineering, has been appointed associate dean of academic affairs at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE).  >>
2011
Learn how to create and deploy iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad applications in NJIT's online iPhone and iPad Application Development Course; classes begin Jan. 18, 2012. >>
Learn how to build mobile applications for the Google Android Mobile platform in NJIT's Android OS Application Development Course; classes begin Jan. 18, 2012.  >>
NJIT's Office of Continuing and Professional Education will host Graduate Certificate, Weekend University and Professional Development Open Houses and an Online Chat on Dec. 1, 5-7:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall Rm.100. Register here. >>
An agreement was signed today by NJIT Interim President Joel S. Bloom and NeST Group of Companies CEO Javad K. (“Jay”) Hassan to offer a post-graduate program in “Global Technology Management.”  >>
Yasmine Aly, Carlo Badiola, Shasha Zhang, Priya Santhanam, Shashank Vummidi, all graduate students in NJIT's Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, presented papers last week at the AIAA Region I Young Professional, Student, and Education Conference 2011.   >>
Discover how NJIT's CloudMASTER® and CloudGURU® certificate programs can enhance your career or help you gain employment in a highly competitive labor force at a Cloud Information Session on Nov. 10, 5-7:30 p.m. or on Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-12 noon in the Gallery at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design. >>
NJIT is offering a noncredit, 100 percent online Android OS Application Development Course for entrepreneurs and anyone who is interested in learning how to build mobile applications for the Google Android Mobile platform. >>
Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president of Continuing and Distance Education at NJIT, and co-authors Cesar Bandera and Peter Schmitt received the 2011 American Society for Engineering Educators Annual Conference and Exposition Best Paper Award. >>
NJIT's Division of Continuing Professional Education will host an Open House and Online Chat on August 4, 5-7:30 p.m. (ET) in Fenster Hall, Room 100.  >>
For the second year, NJIT has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, one of the highest federal recognitions a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. >>
Learn about NJIT's professional development training programs, non-credit classes, Weekend University, online learning, and more at the Continuing Professional Education Open House on July 14, 5-7:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Rm. 100. >>
Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president of Continuing and Distance Education at NJIT, will present the co-authored paper, “M-Outreach for Engineering Continuing Education: A Model for University-Company Collaboration” at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Educators on June 26-29 in Vancouver, Canada.  >>
Sharon Gilbert, assistant director of Career Development Services at NJIT, received the 2011 Practitioner of the Year Award on June 9 at the New Jersey Cooperative Education and Internship Association's annual awards luncheon held at NJIT. >>
Gale Tenen Spak, PhD, associate vice president for Continuing and Distance Education at NJIT, will be a panelist at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity Annual Summer Meeting on June 20-22 in Portland, Oregon.   >>
Charles William Bell III, a graduate student majoring in civil engineering at NJIT, was chosen as one of the representatives of Newark who will accompany His Holiness The Dalai Lama during his visit to Newark this weekend at the Newark Peace Education Summit>>
Ronald H. Rockland, PhD, chair of NJIT's Department of Engineering Technology, has been named a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Rockland, of Parsippany, will receive the designation at the ASEE Annual Conference this coming June in Canada. >>
In many ways, Daisy Gallegos, of Jersey City, represents the quintessential NJIT student.  Although born in this country, she is the daughter of immigrant parents who barely spoke a word of English when they arrived on these shores. >>
Ronald H. Rockland, PhD, chair of NJIT's Department of Engineering Technology, has been named a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). >>
More than 40 NJIT alumni met with 106 students during the Third Annual Speed Networking Event on March 30 in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
"The BP Oil Spill: Containment Efforts and Ethical Considerations," a paper by Martha Molinini, a student majoring in electrical and computer engineering, has been accepted for presentation at the American Society for Engineering Education Middle Atlantic Section Conference on April 29 in Farmingdale, NY. >>
The NJIT "Edge in Knowledge" radio campaign developed by NJIT and CN Communications has been awarded a silver medal from the 26th Annual Educational Advertising Awards sponsored by the Higher Ed Marketing Report. >>
NJIT has developed a series of short and affordable continuing education courses for Professional Engineers (PE) to help them comply with existing regulations in New York State and anticipated in New Jersey.  >>
The battle between Android and Apple applications for tablet devices is yet in its infancy. But give it two months, said NJIT's Tim Kellers, an instructor who's teaching an on-line course at NJIT in Android apps, and you may see a very different landscape.  >>
2010
Want to learn more about creating and deploying the world's fastest growing mobile operating system? >>
A dual bachelor's degree in multinational engineering management is under development to be offered next fall by NJIT in partnership with a consortium of universities from the United States and the European Union. >>
Each year since 2005, colleges and universities across the United States have recognized September as National Campus Safety Awareness Month. Following the ninth anniversary of 9/11, higher education institutions continue to work collaboratively to improve the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and guests on their campuses by sharing information regarding policies and strategies to consistently maintain safe campuses throughout the State. >>
NJIT's Division of Continuing Professional Education will host a Graduate, Weekend University and Professional Development Open House and Online Chat on August 12, 5-7:30 p.m. (ET) in Fenster Hall, Room 100. To register, click here>>
Daniel Palma of Paterson and Benjamin Gross of Lambertville, two juniors from NJIT's School of Art + Design, were selected to serve in the Student Volunteer Program at the Association of Computing Machinery's 2010 SIGGRAPH Conference. Admission to the Student Volunteer Program is highly competitive and provides participants access to network with industry leaders and the opportunity to attend short courses, presentations of production case studies, and technical paper sessions. Students provide a minimum of 30 hours of service during the conference, which started on July 24 and concluded on July 30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Palma and Gross are both third-year students in the Entertainment Track in NJIT's new BA program in Digital Design. For the bilingual Palma, an EOP student and past recipient of a Director's Scholarship in the School of Art + Design, this marked the second consecutive year he was selected to participate at SIGGRAPH; 2010 was the first SIGGRAPH conference for Gross, a student in the Albert Dorman Honors College at NJIT. >>
Adult learners looking to start or re-start meaningful 21st-century careers will not want to miss NJIT's upcoming open house July 15 from 5-7:30 p.m. (EST). >>
NJIT has been named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, an annual recognition program that celebrates exemplary commitment to service and volunteering from institutions of higher education. The Corporation for National and Community Service pays tribute to the work of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who support local communities through service.  >>
Gale Tenen Spak, PhD, associate vice president of Continuing and Distance Education at NJIT, moderated a panel at the Association of Public Land-grant Universities' Joint Summer meeting of the Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity and Council on Engagement and Outreach at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas. Spak moderated the session "Technology as a Tool for University Engagement and Outreach" on June 22, at which panelists discussed technology tools – from social networking to engagement web portals – that facilitate economic and community engagement. >>
Think NJIT when it's time to brush up on certification skills. Four non-credit courses in iPhone application development, underground storage tank regulations, online pen Source Unix certification, and Solar Panel Installations will be available from NJIT starting as early as June and throughout the summer. Each course is open to the general public and will help state residents gain skills to seek and keep jobs.  >>
NJIT will launch this fall a new 12-credit graduate certificate in sustainability policy and environmental management. The program will require students to complete four courses. Maurie Cohen, PhD, associate professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science, will be the program coordinator. >>
Tromping around the classroom in oversized moon suits, a class of disadvantaged, young adults from New Jersey's inner cities has been studying this past week at NJIT how to start a career cleaning up hazardous wastes.  The program, run under the auspices of the New Jersey Youth Corps, is part of a larger four-week course of study.  It aims to put people to work, plus teach them life skills, including how to complete a high school diploma.   Recent program graduates will soon head to the Gulf of Mexico to clean up the oil spill. >>
Tromping around the classroom in oversized moon suits, a class of disadvantaged, young adults from New Jersey's inner cities will learn how to start a career cleaning up hazardous wastes a thing or two about life on May 12, 2010 at NJIT. The program, run under the auspices of the New Jersey Youth Corps, aims to put people to work, plus teach them life skills, including completing a high school diploma. >>
Kevin McDermott, of Demarest, received at the NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) 12th Annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on March 25, 2010 at NJIT, the Saul K. Fenster Innovation in Engineering Education Award. >>
The White House announced yesterday that New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will receive more than $23 million of the $2 billion allocated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to achieve widespread meaningful use of health IT and facilitate use of an electronic health record (EHR) by every person by the year 2014. >>
Marvin Golden, Cris Rosenvinge and Carmen Guzman (not pictured), all graduates of NJIT's EmployMe! program, were acknowledged at a recent New York Times breakfast event: "From Mandate to Competitive Advantage: The Changing World of Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment."    >>
Last summer NJIT launched an affordable graduate online tuition rate for out-of-state students. “The new online tuition makes it possible for students anywhere in or outside the US to study full or part-time at NJIT,” said Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president of the Division of Continuing Professional Education. Spak manages the program. “This is a good opportunity to access programs which offer the right courses for the right jobs and which are taught at a nationally-ranked science and technology university.” >>
An NJIT alumna of Haitian ancestry, who returns summers to teach in NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), has just returned from a 10-day visit to Haiti. Mechanical engineer Darlene Clovis, who works at Picatinny Arsenal, flew to Haiti with Engineers Without Borders to evaluate the safety of buildings. >>
Free college courses ranging in content from English literature to quantum physics are now available on-line through a consortium started by MIT several years ago known as The Open Courseware Consortium.   >>
More than 500 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders from seven schools in Essex, Passaic and Union counties recently toured the campus as part of Education Day at NJIT. The event was initiated after Head Women's Basketball Coach Margaret McKeon suggested a school tour. Read the Star-Ledger article. >>
The Division of Continuing Professional Education at NJIT will host an open house for Weekend University on Jan 7, 2010, from 5-7:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall on the NJIT campus. If you can't attend the open house, an online chat session will provide similar information. The chat will be held on Jan 6, 2010, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Register at http://adultlearner.njit.edu/about/chat.php. >>
2009
If you have an idea for an iPhone application, but don't know how to make it happen, here's your chance. NJIT will again offer an online iPhone application development non-credit course. >>
For an up-close look at graduate student life at NJIT, check out one of two upcoming open houses. You'll get way more than just a campus tour and a meeting with an admissions counselor.  >>
Gale Tenen Spak, PhD, associate vice president of NJIT's Division of Continuing and Distance Education, served as a panelist at the 122nd Annual Meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) on Nov. 15 in Washington, DC. "Testing the APLU Institutional Assessement Tool To Enhance Regional Innovation and Prosperity: Three Case Studies from NJIT, Virginia Tech and the University of Missouri" was the topic. >>
In partnership with NJIT, the American Conference on Diversity will present its Annual Statewide Conference on Issues in Higher Education on Nov. 13, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at NJIT. Luke Visconti, CEO of Diversity Inc. Media LLC will be the keynote speaker. "Diversity Initiatives: Facing Challenges in Tough Times" is the theme of this year's conference. For a program schedule, click here>>
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NJIT Research Architect B. Lynn Hutchings believes that by making a few practical, effective and relatively inexpensive changes to school buildings, they can become better environments for students with severe physical, intellectual, and sensory disabilities. She will spread her word to school social workers at the Nov. 6-8, 2009 Annual Meeting of the Council for Social Work Education, in San Antonio. >>
Have an idea for an iPhone application, but don't know how to make it happen or can't afford to take a course?  NJIT will offer free tuition for an online iPhone application development non-credit course. The 10-week online course will begin Oct. 19, 2009. An NJIT instructor will teach it and students who successfully complete it will receive three continuing education units from NJIT. >>
The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) presented NJIT with its Rising University Star Award at its 35th anniversary awards dinner and celebration Sept. 29, 2009 at the Waldorf Astoria. Accepting for NJIT were Robert A. Altenkirch, president; Joel Bloom, vice president for academic and student services and dean, Albert Dorman Honors College; and Tony Howell, executive director of NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program. >>
North Jersey Partners will offer free customized training in transportation and healthcare project management at NJIT on Thursday, Sept. 24 and Tuesday, Sept. 29 focusing on transportation and on Tuesday, Oct. 13 and Thursday, Oct.15 tailored to healthcare services. Workshops will be held from 9 a.m.-12 noon in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 3720. Each three-hour session will include an introduction to PMI® methodologies in project management which will be linked to an actual case study. NJIT will award .3 CEU certificates for attending this program. Training will be provided by Kaizen Technologies in partnership with NJIT. Registration is required and seating is limited. To register, contact Gwendetta Scantling, NJIT's Division of Continuing Professional Education at 973-596-3063 or scantlin@njit.edu>>
Laurence Howell, PhD, of Wayne, executive director of NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program, received the Excellence in Service Award at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
NJIT ranked eleventh in the nation for conferring bachelor's degrees in engineering to African Americans, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (formerly Black Issues in Higher Education).NJIT graduated 48 African-American undergraduate engineers in the 2008-2009 academic year—a 50 percent increase from the previous academic year. >>
NJIT's Board of Trustees has approved a 3 percent tuition increase for the upcoming 2009-2010 academic year for both in and out-of-state students starting this fall.   About 95 percent of NJIT's full-time undergraduates pay in-state tuition. >>
The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) will present NJIT with its Rising University Star Award at its 35th anniversary awards dinner and celebration dinner set for Sept. 29, 2009 at the Waldorf Astoria.  >>
The Consortium for Pre-College Education in Greater Newark will present their Third Annual Health Fair on July 28, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium at NJIT. The event will feature free blood pressure screenings, cholesterol screenings and more. For more information, call 973-596-5773. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology has been selected as a winner of the 2009 WealthEngine Award for Educational Fundraising from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). This award honors superior fundraising programs across the country and is a component of CASE's Circle of Excellence program. NJIT will receive an Overall Improvement Award based on the judges' analysis of three years of fundraising data submitted to the council's annual survey. “This is a result of a total University Advancement effort and the significant support and involvement of President Robert A. Altenkirch and the academic deans,” said NJIT Vice President for University Advancement Charles R. Dees, Jr., PhD. >>
NJIT will break new ground this summer with a new and affordable graduate online tuition rate for out-of-state students. “The new tuition will make it possible for students anywhere in or outside the U.S. to study full or part-time at NJIT,” said Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president of the Division of Continuing Professional Education. >>
Fascinated by gadgets? Then you won't want to miss out on NJIT's first online iPhone application development course. Offered by the Division of Continuing Professional Education, the 30-hour online course (conducted over 10 weeks) starts May 11, 2009. Registration will be open through May 10, 2009. The cost for the class is $1000. >>
NJIT has been selected to receive a College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) from the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education (CHE). The CHE funds pilot programs at New Jersey colleges and universities to assist families in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). >>
To promote the health of at-risk teenagers in Newark and the surrounding area, NJIT has received a $20,000 grant from The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.   >>
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NJIT wraps up Black History Month with an unusual three-dimensional interactive art installation, celebrating diversity and created by a group of more than a dozen diverse architecture students of Latino, Asian and African American descent.     >>
NEC Foundation of America has awarded NJIT a $32,000 grant to support the dissemination and use of therapeutic video games to serve children with severe sensory and motor disabilities.  >>
2008
NJIT's Capstone Showcase in Information Technology will feature teams of students detailing current or recent projects developed for regional corporate sponsors, non-profit organizations and student entrepreneurs. >>
Felicia Amaechi, a senior majoring in biomedical engineering, and Karen Martinez, a junior majoring in chemical engineering, captured second place in the ExxonMobil Subject Matter Expert (SME) Bowl at the 2009 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Conference on Nov. 8 in Baltimore. The SME Bowl is a competition with a "College Bowl" atmosphere where student teams representing the 10 SWE regions compete to answer engineering, math and science questions. Felicia and Karen, who are both in NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program, were part of a five-member team that included fellow region members from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Each team member received a $75 cash prize and $1500 for the region. Felicia is president of NJIT's SWE section and a Murray Women's Center Ambassador. >>
U.S. News & World Report's 2009 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges has named NJIT among the nation's top tier of national research universities offering a range of undergraduate majors and master's and doctoral degrees. It also named NJIT as the nation's eighth most ethnically diverse institution of higher education. >>
NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program Executive Director Tony Howell and Assistant Director for Recruitment and Admissions Carlomagno Ontaneda presented certificates yesterday to some 250 students who participated in the Summer Academic Enrichment Program at NJIT. The students, all of whom will now be formally admitted into NJIT's incoming freshman class, spent six weeks living in residence halls and attending classes in math and science.   >>
NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) will host a closing ceremony for the annual Summer Academic Enrichment Program on August 6, 12 noon-2 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theater. Some 250 students spent five weeks in the academic "boot camp," living on campus and attending a grueling schedule of classes from Monday to Thursday before heading home for the weekend. The program helps incoming students, most of who are minorities, make a smooth transition from high school to college. >>
It's not easy these days attending school, working, plus worrying about increased commuting costs.  That's why NJIT is pleased to announce a new online master's degree program in management as well as five new online business-related certificate programs starting Sept. 2, 2008. Registration is currently underway.  >>
The Continuing Professional Education division at NJIT is pleased to announce that the EmployME! Information Technology (IT) training program for adults (www.myemployme.org), has successfully placed more than 62 percent of the program's graduates from its first full session.  >>
Gloria Portocarrero, of Union City, receives her bachelor of science in biomedical engineering from NJIT at the Prudential Center this Saturday at 9 a.m. She'll walk at the head of her class—an Albert Dorman Honors College scholar who's accepted into a master's degree program for next fall in biomedical engineering. >>
Ronald H. Rockland, PhD, interim chair of the department of engineering technology and professor in the departments of engineering technology and biomedical engineering at NJIT, was recently elected as an Engineering Technology Council (ETC) Director by the engineering technology members of the American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE). The ETC of ASEE is the national organization that speaks for engineering technology education and is committed to promoting quality education and creative endeavors in engineering technology.  >>
Charles M. Vest, president of the National Academy of Engineering and president emeritus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology will speak about educating engineers for a multi-faceted role in the global economy at NJIT on April 30 from 3-4:30 p.m. in NJIT's Campus Center Ballroom. >>
NJIT has been named a recipient of the New Jersey Alliance for Technological Literacy (NJTEA) Impact Award for its exceptional support of technology education in New Jersey. The award will be presented to NJIT at the NJTEA conference banquet on May 1 at the Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick. >>
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at NJIT recognized student academic achievement at the 36th Annual Awards Ceremony held yesterday in the Jim Wise Theatre. Suwah Amara, who will receive a bachelor of science in biomedical engineering next month, cited the program's commitment to helping underrepresented students achieve their goals. >>
There's still time to sign up for classes at NJIT for “EmployME!.”  The public-private partnership to prepare adults with physical disabilities for entry-level and advanced jobs in information technology features a new, 18-week session beginning next month.  >>
2007
Diverse Issues in Higher Education has ranked NJIT among the nation's leading schools for graduating minority students. "NJIT has been repeatedly recognized for being in the top 10 percent in the nation for graduating minority engineers and computer scientists," says Joel S. Bloom, EdD, vice president for academic and student services and dean of NJIT's Albert Dorman Honors College. >>
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"I'm here because this program inspires me," Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker told NJIT students and their families yesterday at the Educational Opportunity Program's Annual Awards Ceremony. "You are evidence of what is truly great in America." Mayor Booker presented EOP Executive Director Tony Howell with a proclamation recognizing the 35th anniversary of the program. >>
NJIT today announced more than $5 M in innovative strategies to better prepare urban students to pursue 21st century engineering and science careers. Combining $4.5 M in National Science Foundation grants with NJIT's own contribution, the university-wide initiative will enrich and strengthen high school curricula in science, mathematics and engineering in Newark and other urban districts including Perth Amboy, Union City and Orange. Jane Oates, executive director of the NJ Commission on Higher Education, was among those who spoke at the event. >>
Joel S. Bloom, EdD, vice president of academic and student services and dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College at NJIT has been named an Educational Opportunity Fund Champion for 2007. The award, sponsored by New Jersey's Commission on Higher Education, is annually presented to dedicated New Jersey individuals who provide maximum education and opportunity for New Jersey's disadvantaged youngsters. >>
With grants from the National Science Foundation combined with NJIT's contribution, education leaders will explain their innovative plans for pre-college education in science and technology—from robots to how computers have transformed science and technology research—on April 19 at 10:30 a.m. in Eberhardt Hall, Room 112. >>
NJIT instructors will teach students to work in chemical protective clothing—better known as moon suits—on April 11, 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m., Room B35, NJIT Campus Center. The students (ages 18-23) are disadvantaged young adults from New Jersey's inner cities who have enrolled to turn around their lives. >>
NJIT will host engineering educators from across the nation at the 2007 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), which will focus on "Embracing Diversity in Learning: The Challenge for Engineering Education” on April 13-14 in the NJIT Campus Center. >>
An electrical and computer engineering sophomore at NJIT was named a Goldwater scholar earlier this week by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. Mohammad Farhan Haider Naqvi received the honor based upon his analysis of energy emitted from the Sun, since 1996. >>
2006
How can New Jersey's first responders and law-enforcement professionals stay abreast of knowledge vital for meeting the challenges of their work, including the threat of terrorism? The answer: NJIT is taking the “edge in knowledge” to them. The new academic certificate program, coordinated by NJIT's Division of Continuing Professional Education, is bringing courses tailored to an organization's specific needs directly to  companies and government agencies throughout NJ. >>
Looking for a venerable and well-respected online engineering program? Think of calling NJIT, home to one of the nation's largest and best-respected online computing, engineering and technology programs. The Oct. 17, 2006 issue of US News and World Report singled out NJIT's program as sixth in the nation based on enrollment in ABET-accredited engineering schools and fifth in the nation based on the age of the program. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has been asked by Educational Testing Service (ETS) to join its prestigious advisory committee focused on literacy assessment.   The committee was established in 2003 to ensure the test's initial development.  Now that the test is available, the committee serves in a consultative role. >>
Graduation Day arrives today for 180 academic boot campers who have completed the six-week Educational Opportunity Program at NJIT. The students, all of whom will now be formally admitted into NJIT's incoming freshman class, spent six weeks living in residence halls and attending classes in math and science. The program, now in its 33rd year, takes high school students from the state's poorest districts and transforms them into bright college students who will one day work as engineers, scientists and other professionals. >>
NJIT was recently named as one of six new higher education institutions to join the National Advisory Committee for the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy Assessment, which is used voluntarily by higher education institutions and high schools that want to assess the ICT skills of its students. >>
The Consortium for Pre-College Education in Greater Newark will host their 1st Annual Health Fair on June 29, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., NJIT Campus Center. Contact: Veronica Guzman at 973-642-4197. >>
When he was 12, Carl Robinson faced a family trauma that was shocking in its brutality. But Robinson never lapsed into despair. He instead managed to use the life-altering events to motivate himself academically and altruistically. On May 18 he will graduate from NJIT with a degree in electrical engineering. >>
Gregory Olsen, an entrepreneur and scientist who in October 2005 became the third private citizen to make a paid trip into space, will meet with students from the Albert Dorman Honors College, the Educational Opportunity Program and faculty from NJIT on April 26. The talk will take place at 3 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall. >>
The NJIT Technology and Society Forum's spring program kicked off on Feb. 1 with a performance by the Advanced Mixed Chorus from Newark's Arts High School and vocalist Yvette Glover. Co-sponsored by the NJIT Educational Opportunity Program, the concert is part of the university's recognition of Black History Month and celebration of our nation's rich diversity. >>
The Advanced Mixed Chorus from Newark's Arts High School and jazz singer Yvette Glover will perform at NJIT on Feb. 1, 2006 at 4 p.m. as part of the university's celebration of Black History Month.The concert, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the NJIT Technology and Society Forum Series and the Educational Opportunity Program at NJIT. >>
2005
NJIT is one of 28 New Jersey colleges and universities that have teamed up to offer the region's first online jobs database aimed at helping higher education institutions attract and retain a diverse work force. The New Jersey Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, which is free to job seekers, was launched on Nov. 15 and allows job seekers to search the full range of positions at colleges and universities. >>
“Wear and Corrosion of Metals and Alloys" is the topic of a one-day course to be presented by the ASM International Materials Advantage Society on Nov. 5, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in Faculty Memorial Hall, Rm. 413. Free parking is available. Contact: Dr. Roumiana S. Petrova, Dept. of Physics, 973-642-4076 or via e-mail: Petrova@njit.edu. >>
Graduation Day arrives tomorrow for 155 academic boot campers who have completed the six-week Educational Opportunity Program at NJIT. The students, all of whom will now be formally admitted into NJIT's incoming freshman class, spent six weeks living in residence halls and attending classes in math and science. >>
It's an academic boot camp designed to take high school students from the state's poorest school districts and transform them into bright college students who will one day work as engineers, scientists and other professionals. During their six-week stay at NJIT, the 160 students live in the residence halls and adhere to strict rules. The summer boot camp, run by NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), helps the students, most of who are minorities, make an easy transition from high school to college. “The program is demanding, no doubt about it,” says Laurence Howell, executive director of EOP. “But it gives the students the intensive academic prepping they need to make the transition from high school to a rigorous university such as NJIT.” >>
When Maria Karim graduated from Elizabeth High School at 18, she already had a baby boy. She was nonetheless determined to attend college. She applied and was accepted into the Educational Opportunity Program at NJIT, a program that helps minority students – both financially and academically – become engineers. Karim will not only graduate from NJIT on May 26 with a computer engineering degree: she will graduate at the top of her class. >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch addressed the more than 200 students, faculty and guests who attended the 33rd Annual Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Awards Ceremony on April 28, 2005. Maria F. Karim, who will receive a bachelor of science in computer engineering next month, cited the program's commitment to helping disadvantaged students achieve their goals. EOP is a state and university-funded program that offers academic, financial, career and counseling support to under-represented students. >>
Will New Jersey's public higher education network be able to sustain the necessary workforce for the state to remain economically competitive and provide the educational opportunity and services residents have come to enjoy? Robert A. Altenkirch posed this question in an op-ed article that was published in the Star-Ledger on April 11, 2005. An investment in higher education has quantifiable impact, said Altenkirch, but unfortunately, for the state and its public institutions, higher education has not been able to position itself to be a priority, as witnessed by the steady decline in real state funding over the past decade. “We are reaching the point at which higher education must either become a state funding priority, or the cost of state universities may exceed the reach of many students and the quality of the programs will suffer, driving students to programs in other states at great cost to New Jersey's economic prospects,” he said. >>
Philip Goode, PhD, distinguished professor of physics at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and director of the Big Bear Solar Observatory, will discuss his research suggesting that climate changes on earth correlate with changes in the sun's output during a April 6 lecture sponsored by NJIT. >>
2004
Dolcey Chaplin  likes to say that she helps put New Jersey to work.  Chaplin, an attorney by profession, is the executive director of the Defense Procurement Technical Assistance Center (DPTAC) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The Center is a free source of practical education and useful assistance for the New Jersey business community to help obtain government contracts. >>
The New Jersey Presidents' Council unanimously approved its FY06 budget policy statement for higher education, stressing that increased investment in higher education is critical for the educational opportunity of New Jerseyans and the economic development of the state. “The driving factor behind this very focused request is the essential link between the social and economic well-being of the state and the well-being of the state's higher education institutions,” said NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch. >>
Laurence Howell, the executive director of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has been named chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Minority Engineering Programs Administrators (NAMEPA).  Howell will be chairman for two years, representing universities along the East Coast and in the Mid-Atlantic states. >>
Laurence Howell, the executive director of the Educational Opportunity Program at NJIT, has been named chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Minority Engineering Programs Administrators (NAMEPA). Howell will be chairman for two years, representing universities along the East Coast and in the Mid-Atlantic states. “It's a great honor to be a part of NAMEPA,” said Howell,  “and as chairman I'll extend the work I do at NJIT to motivate and increase the number of minority engineers.” >>
What: Some 116 students will soon get their cell phones back. The students, mostly blacks and Hispanics from impoverished urban neighborhoods, relinquished their cell phones while attending the rigorous academic boot camp at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). But come Thursday, at noon, they'll not only get their cell phones back but also be guaranteed admission to NJIT's freshman class.      When: Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004 Where: Jim Wise Theater, Kupfrian Hall, on the NJIT campus. Why: The six-week boot camp, run by NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), helps disadvantaged students make an easier transition from high school to college. The students in EOP disproportionately attend impoverished secondary schools in the state, and have been historically underrepresented in technological universities. The enrichment program transforms these students into learners and scholars. Background: Residence hall life for the past six weeks has been tough: lights out at midnight, no radios, no visits between the men's and women's floors. And the students attended classes in physics, calculus and architecture from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.   Who: The graduation ceremony will be attended by the 116 students, their parents as well as NJIT professors and administrators. How: The media is invited to observe the ceremony and talk to students, parents, teachers and administrators. To attend, call Robert Florida at (973) 596-5203.      Editor's Note: : The students in the program are from the following cities or towns: Asbury Park, Atlantic City, Bayonne, Belleville, Bloomfield, Brick, Carteret, Cliffside Park, Clifton, Dayton, East Brunswick, East Orange, Edison, Elizabeth, Hamilton Twp, Hillside, Irvington, Iselin, Jersey City, Kearny, Laurel, Lincroft, Maplewood, Marlboro, Montclair, Newark, North Arlington, North Bergen, North Brunswick, Orange, Parsippany, Passaic, Paterson, Pennsauken, Perth Amboy, Piscataway, Plainfield, Richland, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, Roselle, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Towaco, Trenton, Union, Union City, West New York and Woodbury. >>
It's an academic boot camp designed to take underprepared high school students, from some of the state's poorest school districts, and transform them into bright college students, whose intellects will delight in the rigors of physics, calculus and computer science. >>
Jennifer Dorn, a senior at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), began life never dreaming she would one day graduate with distinction, and a host of awards, from a top engineering school. >>
What will Newark look like ten years from now?  That provocative question and many more were asked of and answered by business, education and government leaders at the third annual summit of the Council For Higher Education in Newark (CHEN), held last Friday at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).   The catalyst for this exciting two-hour discussion of the city past and present was Boston business and higher education guru Anne S. Habiby.  >>
A clarion call describing how higher education can revitalize Newark's economy will be heard March 19, 2004, at the third annual summit hosted by the Council For Higher Education (CHEN).   CHEN is composed of Newark's four public institutions of higher learning-- Essex County College (ECC), New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Rutgers University at Newark (RU-N) and the University of Medicine and Dentistry (UMDNJ). >>
Laurence Howell, the executive director of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has been named minority-engineering program director of the year by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). >>
2003
Deran Hanesian, Ph.D., of Nutley, was recently honored with a prestigious award from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Washington, D.C., for developing a laboratory that teaches the scientific method to students of all ages and capabilities. >>
Six students from the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) graduated with distinction during a winter commencement held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark. >>
Three minority students from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) are featured in a public television documentary about the National Action Council for Minorities in Education (NACME), a nonprofit group whose mission is to increase the number of minority engineers. >>
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